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Erik Cole
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Erik Cole  #72

Dallas Stars  Left Wing
NUMBER: 72 BIRTHDATE: November 6, 1978  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Oswego, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: CAR / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (71st overall)
Birthplace: Oswego, N.Y.
Career PPG (58), SHG (8), GWG (47)
MULTI-POINT GAMES (6): (5) 2 PTS, (1) 3 PTS, (0) 4+ PTS
Dallas' record when recording a multi-point game: 6-0-0
 
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS EXPERIENCE:
* Making his fourth Stanley Cup Playoffs appearance
* Won the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes
* Has recoreded 14 points (6-8=14) in 43 career postseason games
 
2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:
* Finished tied for second on the team with four game-winning goals
* Scored two goals on Dec. 31 against LAK
* Tallied three points (1-2=3) on Dec. 19 vs. VAN, his first three-point game since April 4, 2012 when he scored three points (2-1=3) vs. TBL while with Montreal
* Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 5 vs. WSH
USHL Second All-Star Team (1997) ECAC Rookie of the Year (1998) (co-winner - Willie Mitchell) ECAC First All-Star Team (1999) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1999) ECAC Second All-Star Team (2000) Signed as a free agent by Berlin (Germany), October 24, 2004. Traded to Edmonton by Carolina for Joni Pitkanen, July 1, 2008. Traded to Carolina by Edmonton with Edmonton's 5th round choice (Matt Kennedy) in 2009 Entry Draft for Patrick O'Sullivan and Carolina's 2nd round choice (later traded to Buffalo, later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Jesse Blacker) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to leg and upper-body injuries. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2011. Traded to Dallas by Montreal for Michael Ryder and Dallas' 3rd round choice (Connor Crisp) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 26, 2013.
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A piece of scar tissue breaks off, pinches the nerve, and every time you move your leg it's almost like having a root canal in your stomach and groin.

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